Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Ark. student wins EPA fellowship grant

Money will go toward college education in environmental science or similar fields.
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Temple receives EPA grant for brownfield clean up

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $200,000 grant to Temple University Friday for a project that will clean up and reuse 161 acres of brownfield properties in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood.
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Bill aims to give public more input in creation of federal rules

The House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill on Monday introduced by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) that aims to increase the general public’s involvement during the development of federal rules. “Special interests and federal bureaucrats are agreeing to economically harmful regulations without consulting affected employers and employees,” Collins said.
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EPA halts sales of unregistered pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Nano Defense Solutions, Inc., to stop selling BioStorm and NanoStrike, products that qualify as pesticides but are not registered as such.
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S.D. AG, other states target proposed EPA emissions rule

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley joined with 18 other states' attorneys general on Friday in asking for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposed rule concerning greenhouse gas emissions for new fossil-fuel-driven stationary sources.
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CSB receives pointed letter concerning governance issues

Leadership from the House Energy and Commerce Committee reached across party lines on March 27 to address controversy in the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), sending a letter requesting answers on a range of issues.
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Barrasso amendment limiting EPA authority passes

The Senate passed Sen. John Barrasso’s (R-WY) amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution on March 25, which prevents the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from enacting an expanded regulatory definition of the waters under their control.
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EPA complaint leads to better runoff protection for Ipswich River

Construction company agrees stop stricter regulations at Masschusetts site.
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Poplar Pipeline clean-up transitions from emergency response

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced on Monday that response to the Poplar Pipeline spill on the Yellowstone River will transition from emergency response and oil recovery to long-term remediation and monitoring.
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EPA proposes updated reporting requirements for nanoscale materials

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to propose a one-time requirement for chemical companies to report information about nanoscale chemical substances already on the market on Wednesday.
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Ohio EPA holds public hearing about annual agenda

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard public comments and answered questions about their proposed annual agenda for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) at a public meeting today in Columbus.
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McKinley draft aims to boost states' authority over coal-ash regulation

U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) released a discussion draft on Tuesday for the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act, which would give states greater authority over coal-ash permit programs. The measure would allow states to choose whether they implement their own permit programs or whether they grant that authority to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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EPA determines chemical poses risks to pregnant women

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday that the paint and coating removal chemical N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) can be harmful to pregnant and childbearing-aged women.
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Portman Amendment Seeks To Mitigate Effects of EPA Regulations

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) submitted an amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution on Tuesday that would enable states to opt out of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations related to the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
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Whitfield combats EPA carbon dioxide emissions rule with Ratepayer Protection Act

Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), chairman of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, introduced a discussion draft of the Ratepayer Protection Act on Monday, combating a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that would regulate existing power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions.
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EPA announces 2014 Clean Diesel Grant awardees

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday that Puerto Rico will benefit from its Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program in 2014, receiving $8 million for projects that replace, retrofit and upgrade diesel engines.
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EPA chief: Plan for new water rule has created confusion

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy promised progress on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule change and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) while addressing the National Farmers Union (NFU) last week in Wichita, Kansas.
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Sen. Inhofe challenges White House Counsel over new hire’s Environmental Defense Fund history

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) challenged the recent hiring of Megan Ceronsky as a senior advisor for the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change.
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